"Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life."
Welcome on my website!
My name is Cécile. I have been teaching yoga since 2005. When I started Yoga I was really Yang liked, and so was my practice. Thanks to Yoga I have started to make peace with my feminine side thanks to meditation and Yin Yoga.
I am certified in Ashtanga Yoga and Prana Flow® (one form of Vinyasa Yoga created by my American teacher Shiva Rea). I am also certified in Yin Yoga (with Bernie Clark and Biff Mithoefer with who I have been working with for some years now) and Restorative Yoga (Relax & Renew with Judith Lasater).
For me Yoga is a path of self-knowledge and finding balance.
I am passionate with transmitting a yoga that fits each individual properly, respecting one’s own body and nourishing the soul.
I am the first in France to have train teachers in Yin Yoga, and I also wrote the first book in French about it « Yin Yoga, Lâcher-Prise-Méditation-Simplicité » (Ed. First) “. I offer workshops, retreats and teacher trainings (in Yin Yoga) in France and around the world.
If you want to know more about me, heere is an interview (in french) of me on Paroles de Yogis:
Yoga Classes in Geneva
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 42
The Tao begot one.
One begot two.
Two begot three.
And three begot the ten thousand things.
The ten thousand things carry yin and embrace yang.
They achieve harmony by combining these forces.
To meet the balance of Yang and Yin polarities is also a challenge in our yoga practices. I offer dynamic forms (yang styles) such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Dragon Dances, Yoga Trance Dance and Paddle Yoga, and also more meditative forms (yin styles) such as Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga.
Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga (the former being the most dynamic). There are adapted to you if you like to move. We learn to synchronize the breath with the movement, which creates intense heat in order to eliminate the toxins of body and mind. Poses are held on average for 5 breaths.
Gentle yoga : Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga:
They cultivate the art of slowing down. Yin Yoga aim at strengthening the Yin tissues (joins, tendons, ligaments and fascia), whereas the Restorative practice aim at manipulating the nervous system to get it in its restorative mode (parasympathetic). They combine very well. Those yoga styles can be made complimentarily to the dynamic forms or alone for people who look for quietness and soft introspection in yoga.
Dragon Dances: Dragon dances are inspired by ancient practices of Qi Gong mixed with dance and vinyasa yoga. They are very dynamic form of practice that help to circulate the energy. They correspond to the Yang part practices in the Yin Yoga style.
Yoga Trande Dance®: Yoga Trance is a practice that starts with some guided yoga movements to connect to our breath and intuition, slowly it evolves to the freedom of dancing. It was created by my vinyasa yoga main teacher, Shiva Rea.
Paddle Yogaor SUP Yoga is the practice of Yoga on the board of SUP. It combines the magic of Yoga with the benefit of being in nature. I teach classes from June to September in Geneva as part of the Yoga Shop Geneva team in Tropical Corner. (http://www.yogashop-geneve.ch/home.php). If you want to know when will be the next classes contact me!
I am currently teaching in France (workshops in Paris and Annecy ) and in Switzerland, in Geneva where I offer regular classes, private classes and in firms on demand.
Mondays 12h15-13h30 : Vinyasa
RUE AMI-LULLIN 12
Tuesdays 12h30-13h30 : Ashtanga
RUELLE DU COUCHANT 11
Wednesdays 19h-20h30: Yin
AVENUE JULES-CROSNIER 4
ANNECY (workshops only)
Le Studio du Pâquier
4 rue du pâquier, 1st florr
PARIS (workshops only)
Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche 21 rue Saint Jacques 75005 Paris
Yoga Village, 39 boulevard des Capucines, 75002 Paris
Qee Paris, 7 rue d’Argout 75002 Paris
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